Archive | February, 2013


24 Feb


Did I get the boot ?

No..just off for a week of r & r. Please forgive me if I don’t visit I will catch-up next week. Come on California, show me what you’ve got..

Ligo Haibun *South America*

23 Feb


Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Home to the world-famous “carnival” held each year just before lent.( Mardi Gras ) One of the main purposes of this festival is to showcase the many samba schools. They compete in different categories including best float, music, dance, and costumes.

Very popular with  designers are headdresses and shoulder adornments made from dyed feathers. Some of these pieces can weigh as much as 100 kilograms ( 220 lbs ).

Festooned with feathers

samba dancer seductive

ostrich stands naked


22 Feb


Cruel words are stones

gathered to build castle walls

to keep out the pain

Chiyo-Ni 4

21 Feb


Hummingbird sipping

the nectar of hibiscus

as bees drone nearby

Carpe diem “courage”

20 Feb


Sometimes true courage

is not facing the danger

it’s walking away

Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says… I’ll try again tomorrow.

Carpe diem “hope”

19 Feb


Hope is a candle

 guiding your spirit safely

through the darkest times

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
― Emily Dickinson

Carpe diem “Wisdom”

18 Feb


goddess of wisdom

Athena holds sage elder

owl shares the spotlight

Carpe diem “iceberg”

17 Feb


Icy monument

drifting toward the sunset

cruise ship slipping past


On one moonless night

the fate of the Titanic

sealed by an iceberg

Carpe diem “bell”

16 Feb


Perched on mountain edge

goats warn shepherd of danger

bells falling silent


Ligo Haibun * bouquet*

15 Feb

bouquet martha

Todays bride will carry to the altar a bouquet of beautiful flowers. Sometimes as simple as a single lily or as intricate as a cascade of summer blooms. This was not always the case. In ancient Greece and Rome the bride carried a nosegay of garlic and herbs. These pungent aromas were supposed to repel any evil spirits who may be lurking nearby. They also wore necklaces of herbs and spices to enhance their fertility

Her wedding bouquet

warding off evil spirits

the bridegroom retches